The conflict in Ukraine has led to “a new era of cold war” with the consequences poised to last for decades, the Turkish president’s spokesperson has warned. Ibrahim Kalin has held the role country’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday to make his gloomy forecast, Ibrahim Kalin stated that the “Ukrainian crisis continues to deepen.” The search for “a new balance of power,” along with “short-term-benefit calculations,” in his opinion, in the medium and long-term perspective will cause “great strategic losses and human drama.”
“We have entered a new era of cold war. The effects of this war will last for decades,” he wrote.
Kalin has been the press secretary to his country’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, since 2014.
Since the launch of Moscow’s offensive on February 24, Turkey has held a ‘neutral’ position, urging peace talks, warning the West against isolating Russia and seeking to act as a mediator between Moscow and Kiev. Unlike other members of the US-led bloc, Ankara has refused to impose economic sanctions against Russia and has kept open its diplomatic channels with both sides.